STOMP WARS 2021
Middle & High School Competition
OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE RULES
Each team will have a total of 4 minutes to perform; No introduction and exit steps. Time begins when the first sound (vocal or deliberate impact) is made by members. In the case that a team performs beyond 4 minutes time limit, points will be deducted from the total score as follows:
a. 1- 15 seconds over = 2 points (Per Judge) b. 16- 30 seconds over = 5 points (Per Judge)
c. 31 seconds and greater = immediately disqualification
There will be seven (7) judges, one (1) official timekeeper, and two (2) score tabulators. In case of technical difficulties or time infractions, judges will be notified. Teams will not be penalized for technical difficulties.
In the event of a tie, or no clear winner for a place, then the prize of that place will be split between the tying teams and the place announced as a tie.
Judges will represent the Greek letter organizations and will have stepping and or step show judging experience. Judges are not paid and participate on a voluntary basis to support participants and the community. The maximum points a team can receive per judge is 90. The judges’ decisions are final.
Each team is evaluated on 9 different categories totaling 90 points; Introduction (10), Appearance (10), Precision (10), Difficulty/Complexity (10), Vocal Clarity (10), Creativity/Originality (10), Transition (10), Enthusiasm/Energy (10) and Overall Performance (10). Teams should remember that this is a Step competition and not a Dance competition.
The use of gang signs, signals, affiliations or hand signals and calls associated with Greek letter organizations are not permitted in the performances. A total of 10 points will be deducted from overall totals.
No profanity or sexually explicit content is allowed within any portion of the event/ performance and will result in a score reduction. Sexually explicit behaviors/content include, and are not limited to, inappropriate removal of clothing, gyrating in a sexual manner, imitating sexual motions, using music with vulgar sexual lyrics (including chants/ songs), etc. This reduction will not exceed a total of 10 points by each judge.
Stomp Wars staff and sponsors require that your organization, coaches, managers, boosters and steppers conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times during the competition. Failure to comply with this request will result in your team’s dismissal from the competition and possible exclusion from all other future events. The following WILL NOT be tolerated and will result in your team’s performance being DISQUALIFIED:
• Profane language, vulgarity, sexual gestures, inappropriate apparel; music; language and/or choreography, unsportsmanlike conduct (booing, hissing, intentional disrespect to staff, sponsors, competing teams, etc…)